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2019thu04jul6:30 amthu8:45 amAnn Arbor Sports Commission Firecracker 5K6:30 am - 8:45 am EST Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K, 200 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104Event Type :Kids,RunRegister Now !Volunteer Signup!Athlete Guide!Results
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5K • 1 Mile • 200m Kids' Run • Ray's Red Hots Hot Dog Eating Contest
Kick off your Fourth of July in an Epic way: join us in downtown Ann Arbor on the 4th of July for our classic Firecracker 5K! Our 3.1-mile course gets underway at a perfectly patriotic locale: the intersection of Fourth and Liberty. Racers then loop around downtown and come in for a spectacular star-spangled finish in front of thousands of spectators.
A one-mile distance is all offered for all (non-competitive), as well as our Kids’ 200-Meter Dash. Open to competitors ages 8 and under, our Kids’ Dash offers children the opportunity soar like eagles down Liberty Street, completing their race at the same finish line as Mom or Dad! Kids can continue celebrating Independence Day at the corner of State and William, where they can take part in the Children’s Bicycle-Decorating Contest, then ride their beautified bikes in the Fourth of July Parade. Kids’ Dash participants also have the option of marching (accompanied by a parent) with the Epic Races float in the parade!
This event supports The University of Michigan Addiction Center. All events in the Firecracker 5K and Mile Fun Run are part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series of events and are endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. The Firecracker 5K is walker friendly!
MEET YOUR PACE GOALS!!
Promoting fitness, friendship and fun for all ages for 50 years, the Ann Arbor Track Club provides pacers for this event! Choose your goal and hit the mark! The following paces will be supported:
5K – pacers for :21, :24, :27, :30, :33, and :36 total finish time
The event is a Leave No Trace event. Learn more about our race-day recycling and composting efforts here. Want more information about running a great race and leaving no trace? Click here to visit Happy Planet Running!
Room Blocks available: July 3 – 4, 2019
3285 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(3.7 miles from start)
Last day to book: June 19, 2019
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Complimentary breakfast
- Fitness Center
- Heated Pool and Spa
From 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Firecracker 5K will close the following roads:
Main Street from William to Liberty streets
Liberty Street from Main to State streets
William Street from Main to State streets
State Street from Liberty to Monroe streets
Monroe Streets from State to Tappan streets
Tappan from Monroe to South University streets
South University Street from State to South Forest streets
At the same time, a number of streets will be closed for the 2017 Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July parade. Starting at 8 a.m., the following roads will be closed:
S. State Street from S. University to E. Washington
E. Liberty from S. State to S. Main
S. Main from Liberty to William
E. William from S. Main to S. State
S. Fourth Ave. from E. Washington to Packard
S. Fifth Ave. from E. Washington E. William
S. Division from E. Washington to E. Jefferson
Thompson from E. Liberty to E. William
Maynard from E. Liberty to E. Jefferson
E. Jefferson from Thompson to Maynard
N. University from S. State Street to Thayer Street
S. Main from Washington to Liberty
W. Liberty from Main to the alley between Ashley and Main
Thompson between William and Jefferson.
Wednesday, July 3, Packet Pickup at American Home Fitness, 850 W Eisenhower Pkwy, 4 - 6 p.m.
6:30 - 7:45 a.m. Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration
7:50 a.m. Race Announcements & Lineup
8:00 a.m. Start: Kid's Fun Run
8:10 a.m. Start: Hot Dog Eating Contest
8:15 a.m. Start: 5K and 1 Mile
Age Groups (Male and Female Age Divisions):
8 and under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
Top 5 in each age-group Male/Female
Ray’s Red Hots
Hot Dog Eating Contest
1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place in each age-group Male/Female